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Near Model in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of the Crewmen

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
1. In Memory of the Crewmen Marker
Inscription. On the morning of 21 August 1944, two B-24 Liberator Bombers collided in mid-air and plunged to earth killing eighteen men.

Crew of 42-51517
Lt. Horace M. Jenkins, Cheyenne, WY
Capt. Royal J. Brock, Columbus, OH
Lt. Clair A.Clark, Cowansville, PA
*Lt. Robert S. Clark, Augusta, KS
Cpl. Francis J. O'Donahue, Brooklyn, NY
Cpl. Herbert J. Rogove, Philadelphia, PA
Cpl. William A. Powell Jr., Chicopee, GA
Pfc. Daniel J. Riccio, Hartford, CT
Pfc. Luther C. Killinger, Charleston, WV
Pfc. William C. Joyce Jr., Medford, MA
* only survivor

Crew of 42-99946
Lt. Frank W. Adams Jr., Houston, PA
FO William J. Robbins, Cincinnati, OH
Lt. Claire E. Gates, Greene, LA
T/Sgt. Albert J. Sermon, Providence, RI
Cpl. Boyce E. Forester, Athens, TX
Cpl. Joseph L. Jr. Hartman, Chicago, IL
Cpl. Carl E. Miller, Canton, OH
Pfc. Malcolm R. Crawford, Savannah, GA
Pfc. Morton Kaplan, Brooklyn, NY

 
Erected 2004 by Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway- Mountain Branch along with the Trinidad Historical Society teamed up with Larry E. Carpenter of Estes Park Colorado.
 
Location. 37° 23.192′ N, 104° 14.303′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
2. In Memory of the Crewmen Marker
W. Marker is near Model, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker is on U.S. 350 at milepost 15, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Model CO 81059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo... (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
In Memory of the Crewmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
3. In Memory of the Crewmen Marker
Marker is in the center of three markers.
 
 
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